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PFMC841,826 posts since 28 Feb 2013
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I wouldn't be surprised if Pick and Challenge moved to 159 and 160.

Pick is already on 159 in the Channel Islands and nothing is on 159 or 160 anywhere in the UK so moving them here seems the obvious choice.
TellyTime228 posts since 9 Jan 2017
Pick will be on 159 everywhere from May 27th.

New channel numbers:

114 - Sky Documentaries
123 - Sky History
130 - Sky Nature
151 - E!
152 - SYFY
159 - Pick
160 - Challenge
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tmf964 posts since 22 Jan 2016
London London
Pick is already on 159 in the Channel Islands and nothing is on 159 or 160 anywhere in the UK so moving them here seems the obvious choice.


Slightly off-topic, apologies, but why isn't Pick on 152 in the Channel Islands?


159 (and 160) were previously owned by Viacom and used for 5Select and VH1. Both became empty in January when 5Select moved to 153 and VH1 closed. Sky bought the slots but had to use them, as an EPG slot is lost if it isn't used within a certain timeframe.

Pick was put on 159 in the Channel Islands to keep that slot active, and Viacom's Smithsonian had a very short spell on 160 to keep that alive.
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kernow1,524 posts since 18 Jan 2006
Pick is already on 159 in the Channel Islands and nothing is on 159 or 160 anywhere in the UK so moving them here seems the obvious choice.


Slightly off-topic, apologies, but why isn't Pick on 152 in the Channel Islands?


159 (and 160) were previously owned by Viacom and used for 5Select and VH1. Both became empty in January when 5Select moved to 153 and VH1 closed. Sky bought the slots but had to use them, as an EPG slot is lost if it isn't used within a certain timeframe.

Pick was put on 159 in the Channel Islands to keep that slot active, and Viacom's Smithsonian had a very short spell on 160 to keep that alive.


That would explain why channels like Sky 2 have been kept, rather than being closed to make way for the new channels.